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Fitment guide

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Narrowbody Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 04/20/2022
Updated | 11/22/2023

Vehicles Covered in this Guide

2020 - Present Chevrolet Corvette Stingray/Z51.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x120mm

Center Bore

67.1mm

Lug Seat

60° Conical

Thread Pitch

M14x1.5mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

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These bolt-on wheel fitments are ideal for enthusiasts predominantly enjoying their car day-to-day on the street, and they are typically paired with all-season or performance oriented summer tires. These wheel and tire configurations will improve the appearance and performance of the car without requiring modifications to the factory suspension or alignment. Just bolt on and enjoy!

Wheels

Front: 19x9" ET36 // Rear: 20x11.5” ET48

  • Available in: VS-5RS
  • 3mm front spacer needed on non-Z51 brake cars only

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 245/35-19 // Rear 305/30-20

  • Factory C8 tire sizes
  • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 (540 TW), Continental DWS06 Plus (560 TW)
  • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW), Bridgestone Potenza Sport (300 TW), Continental Extreme Sport (340 TW), Pirelli PZero (280 TW)
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 Connect (240 TW), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 (180 TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100 TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

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Whether you enjoy spirited street driving or you're a weekend track warrior chasing lap times, these dual-duty wheel & tire configurations are ideal for enthusiasts looking for a more dramatic improvement in performance. They are typically paired with performance oriented summer tires or track oriented R-compounds.

We've optimized the wheel offsets to work well with the stock fenders, however, a wide variety of tire compounds can be used and some that run wide may require negative camber to fit properly. See fitment notes under each tire configuration below to see if modifications are required. If you plan to track your car, we highly recommended dialing in negative camber regardless of whether your wheel/tire fitment requires it for fender clearance. Negative camber is vital for extracting the most performance and longevity out of your tires, and without the proper amount the outer shoulders of your tires will wear out prematurely and running tire costs will dramatically increase.

Wheels

Front: 18x10" ET42 // Rear: 19x11.5” ET48

  • Available in: VS-5RS

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 265/35-18 // Rear 315/30-19

  • Recommend at least -2º camber up front
  • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: No options currently available
    • Narrower Alternative: Front 265/35-18 tires // Rear 305/30-19
  • Recommend at least -2º camber up front
  • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW), Continental Extreme Sport (340 TW), Falken FK510 (300 TW)
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken Azenis RT660 (200 TW), Kumho Ecsta V730 (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW)

Wheels

Front: 19x9" ET36 // Rear: 19x11.5” ET48

  • Available in: VS-5RS
  • 3mm front spacer needed on non-Z51 brake cars only

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 265/30-19 // Rear 325/30-19

  • Typically a direct fit with most tire setups
  • Max Performance Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (300 TW)
  • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
  • R-Compound: No options currently available

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

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These wheel and tire configurations are best suited for hardcore track junkies and club racers that prioritize performance above all else. With these wheels everything from extreme summer tires to full racing slicks are commonly used depending on your experience behind the wheel, class rules, etc.

Additional negative camber is strongly encouraged to maximize performance and tire longevity, and some of the more aggressive fitments will absolutely require it to prevent rubbing under suspension compression. Even with the appropriate amount of negative camber dialed in, some of the more extreme fitments can still scrub the liners under suspension compression and/or when turning the steering wheel to full lock. This is par for the course when pushing the limits of wheel and tire fitment. These fitments are not for someone who primarily will use this wheel setup on the street or in inclement weather.

Wheels

Front: 18x10" ET42 // Rear: 18x12” ET50

  • Available in: VS-5RS
  • Front may rub the Z51 plastic brake flap at full lock
  • Rear Z51 brake deflector may contact inner lip of wheel, clearance flap if necessary
  • Rear wheel will contact the upper control arm with all four wheels off the ground, we suggest limiting suspension travel to maintain a distance no greater than 16.5" between the top of the fender lip and the centercap

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 315/30-18

  • Recommend at least -2.5º camber up front and -2º rear
  • TC and PTM should be off or in Track Mode
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Falken RT660 (200 TW), BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW), Continental Extreme Force (200 TW), Nankang CRS (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Nankang AR1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
  • Semi-Slicks: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW), Toyo RR (40 TW)
    • Wider Alternative: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 335/30-18
  • Recommend minimum of -2.5º camber up front and -2º rear. More aggressive camber may be required depending on tire model, ride height, etc.
  • Extreme Performance Summer: BFG Rival S 1.5 (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: Nankang AR1 (100 TW), Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
  • Semi-Slicks: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW)
    • Slick Options: Front 265/660-18 // Rear 325/680-18
  • Recommend minimum of -2.5º camber up front and -2º rear. More aggressive camber may be required depending on tire model, ride height, etc.
  • Pirelli DH, Michelin SM8/SM9

Wheels

Front: 18x10" ET42 // Rear: 19x11.5” ET48

  • Available in: VS-5RS
  • Front may rub the Z51 plastic brake flap at full lock

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 325/30-19

  • Recommend at least -2.5º camber up front and -1.5º rear
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Supercar 3 (220 TW), Continental Extreme Force (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: Nankang AR1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Nitto NT01 (100 TW), Goodyear Supercar 3R (100 TW)
  • Semi-Slicks: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW)

Wheels

Front: 18x10" ET42 // Rear: 19x12” ET50

  • Available in: SM-10RS
  • Front may rub the Z51 plastic brake flap at full lock

Tires

APEX Staff Pick: Front 275/35-18 // Rear 325/30-19

  • Recommend at least -2.5º camber up front and -2º rear
  • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Supercar 3 (220 TW), Continental Extreme Force (200 TW)
  • R-Compound: Nankang AR1 (100 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW), Nitto NT01 (100 TW)
  • Semi-Slicks: Hoosier R7 (40 TW), Hoosier A7 (40 TW)

Additional Resources

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance for all OEM and most aftermarket kits so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter. Please contact us if you have a specific aftermarket kit you plan to use. C8 Z06 brakes will not clear any of these wheels without spacers, which would push the wheel too far outside the fender to be usable.

Whether you are a casual weekend track warrior that still enjoys your car on the street, or a hard core racer competing for a spot on the podium, negative camber is a vital part of chassis setup that has many benefits. Not only will adding negative camber create more room for wider wheel and tire configurations, it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber.

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